I am posting this as a general chat because i want to know ur views rather than NSc's or an End Users. If an End User is having a developer license, and agrees to update the copy of the Database with NSC whenever they do a change ( changes not related to posting and major functional areas) should the NSC charge for the Maintenance ???
In my view they shouldn't as long as the end user is paying for annual maintenace and takes full responsibility of the developemnt work done.
And also an End user pays maintenance for Microsoft through NSC for the license. I came to know that if the End user has got 100 licenses and droped down to 40 the maintenace cost is still the same :-( should the maintenace be the same??? Can microsoft not cut the Company license once for 5 years or somethign like that???